Workshops

Workshops are offered through out the year on varied topics, for professionals, volunteers, and caregivers. Participants can delve deeper into topics like cultural humility, Alzheimer's and dementia, harm reduction, grief and bereavement to name but a few. Most session can run between an hour to 3 hours depending on topic. Our full schedule for the year will be up shortly.

Location

Please note all workshops are via zoom as we continue to follow Covid protocols for 2022.

Fee

Volunteers/Caregivers $30 Professionals $60

Grief and Bereavement
Training for Volunteers

Course

Facilitated by

Susanne Urzendowsky, Katherine Valkanas and Louise Leblanc

Description

These sessions are open to volunteers who have offered direct client support for a minimum of a year and are interested in facilitating grief and bereavement groups.

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Dates

June: 

  • Saturday 4th - Processing Individuals G&B

  • Saturday 11th - Practical Approaches to Grief and Bereavement

  • Saturday 18th - Facilitator Training

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October: 

  • Saturday 15th - Processing Individuals G&B

  • Saturday 22nd - Practical Approaches to Grief and Bereavement

  • Saturday 29th - Facilitator Training

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Time

9 am - 3pm

Fee

$30 volunteers / Caregiver $60 for Professionals

Lamin’s Courageous
Journey with ALS

Course

Facilitated by

Louise Leblanc

Description

This workshop  is an account from a successful and talented artist,  who at 40 years old was given an ALS diagnosis. While working with him, and hearing his frustrations about how people now treated him, we decided to put something together that could be accessed by family members, carers and health care professionals, who were supporting someone with ALS.

This is Lamin’s legacy, while navigating his own courageous  journey, he wanted to educate people about ALS, and the impact on his life and his relationships; as well as how he fought to keep control of his care and his dignity. Lamin died peaceful at age 42 years old.

Dates

Tuesday May 17th 2022

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Time

1 - 4pm

Fee

$30 for volunteers and Caregivers / $60 for Professionals

Trauma informed Care

Course

Facilitated by

Rami Shami

Description

Learning Objectives: By attending this presentation you will be able to:

1. Define trauma within the context of a life-limiting illness or bereavement journey

2. Understand how the journey of living with a life-limiting illness can present through personal trauma

3. Become aware of the prevalence of trauma in Canadian society and how it can     present in a Hospice Palliative Care setting

4. Recognize triggers associated with traumatic experiences

5. Articulate the basic neurobiology of trauma

6. Utilize a Trauma Informed Approach with clients, residents and patients

Dates

Tuesday, May 31st 

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Time

1 - 4 pm

Fee

$30 for volunteers and Caregivers / $60 for Professionals

Grieving in Colour

Course

Facilitated by

Danielle Lobo

Description

In this session, participants will learn about the HEAL: Hope Exists After Loss, pilot project launched in the diverse city of Scarborough, Ontario for multicultural youth experiencing grief after a death. Participants will learn about non-Western ways of approaching palliative and bereavement work. The session will highlight the importance of ancestors, dreams, elemental ritual healing and the power of ceremony and ritual with Elders to transform grief experiences. This session will explore the larger topic of how to engage with diverse, underrepresented communities including how to navigate racism, biases, assumptions, and perceptions. This session will not be a one size fits all but rather a conversation about shifting approaches to working with diverse communities.

Dates

Thursday, June 30th 

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Time

2 - 4 pm

Fee

$30 for volunteers and Caregivers / $60 for Professionals

Caring For The Jewish Client
At End Of Life

Course

Facilitated by

Rabbi Ronald Weiss | Lisa Kronenberg, MSW, RSW

Description

In this workshop we will explore the cultural and spiritual understandings of end-of-life, death and dying in Judaism; as well as the associated rituals and customs. A focus will be placed on practical application; specifically, how do perspectives on Jewish tradition and culture affect treatment plans, advanced care planning and support needs in bereavement. Participants will be introduced to the diverse nature of the Jewish community to better appreciate how to provide meaningful support. 

Dates

Wednesday, July 6th 

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Time

1 - 4 pm

Fee

$30 for volunteers and Caregivers / $60 for Professionals